MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 8-year-old girl who was killed in Milwaukee on Saturday, Jan. 15 as Tiana Huddleston.
Authorities responded to the scene near 18th and Highland shortly before 2:30 p.m. Police said a suspect was handling a gun when it fired and the girl was subsequently struck.
Huddleston was taken to the hospital where she ultimately died of her injuries.
The suspect, a 47-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.
Police at homicide scene near 18th and Highland
Milwaukee Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson issued the following statement:
"The death of an 8-year-old Milwaukee girl this afternoon is heartbreaking. Mistaken gunfire has extinguished another innocent life. I offer my condolences to her family.
"Please, put down the guns. If you have a gun in your home, secure it with a trigger lock or in a safe. Never, never handle a gun near children."